Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.


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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Insight: Delta Tunnels / Farm Preservation / WWII Internment Documentary / Sound Advice Jazz

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels hit a major funding roadblock. How to promote the next generation of farmers. At the Crest Theatre, a new documentary addresses cultural violence during Japanese Internment. Gary Vercelli has this week’s Sound Advice.


  • Department of Water Resources

    Delta Tunnels Project In Jeopardy

    Chris Remington

    In a key vote Tuesday, Gov. Brown’s Delta Tunnels project faces a funding hurdle now that could kill the project. Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow explains.

  • Preserving Farmland And Promoting Young Farmers

    Chris Remington

    In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s farmland and promote the next generation of growers.

  • Documentary Follows Stories Of Japanese Internment

    Chris Remington

    Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and CAIR director Basim Elkarra discuss the new documentary "And They Came For Us" about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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    Sound Advice: Jazz Classics By Female Vocalists

    Gary G. Vercelli

    Capital Public Radio jazz host Gary Vercelli features four female vocalists covering classic tunes in this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Insight: ACA Repeal / Merrin Dungey / Wine And Farm To Fork / Petaluma Performs

Healthcare Reporter Emily Bazar on the latest GOP move to repeal Obamacare. Hollywood actor Merrin Dungey and motivational speaker Tony Asaro discuss their Sacramento roots. Rick Kushman talks about the fall harvest. Petaluma performs live in studio.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Insight: Pelosi Visits Sac State / Housing Supply / Capay Valley Farmers

Reporter Julia Mitric discusses Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Sac State to meet with DACA students. Bernadette Austin with U.C. Davis explains the constraints on housing supply. And, a new book on farming in the Capay Valley.

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Chat / Write Or Die

A politics-filled hour begins with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin. Then State Government Reporter Ben Bradford wraps up California’s legislative deadline. And there’s new music from Write or Die before their performance at City of Trees.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Creative Edge / John Skinner / Light Opera

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps a late night of legislative deal-making. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission's new leader talks about Creative Edge. A remembrance of musician John Skinner. The Light Opera Theatre presents "Patience."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Insight: Pacific Hurricanes? / Vietnam Documentary / Sound Advice: Classical

Could high powered hurricanes happen in California someday? A NOAA meteorologist weighs in. UC Davis' Dr. Carolee Tran is in a new documentary on Vietnam. And Cale Wiggins brings new classical releases for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Insight: PolitiFact On Border Wall Statements / Race And Gender In Pop Culture / Author Stephen Finlay Archer

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks claims that prominent Democrats support building a border wall. Panelists from Art Mix Crocker Con 2017 discuss race and gender in pop culture. Stephen Finlay Archer shares two Irish history novels

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Insight: Housing Segregation History / "Reinventing America's Schools" / Pianist Lara Downes

Reporter Cosmo Garvin interviews Richard Rothstein on his best-selling new book ‘The Color of Law’. Author David Osborne on “Reinventing America’s Schools”. Pianist Lara Downes kicks off her “Sounds like America” tour with a performance on Insight.

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / A Nation Engaged On DACA / Christopher Fairman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Hurricane Irma and Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes interview. Sacramento residents return to discuss DACA. Singer-songwriter Christopher Fairman shares music from his new record "Oakland."

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Insight: Housing Legislation / Lyme Disease / "Nouns" Art Exhibit

What’s the fate of housing legislation at the State Capitol? We explore the latest on Lyme disease and its impact on Californians. A preview of a collaborative art show at Menagerie Sacramento.